Capturing my didi connection in the kitchen
This month’s DIY project combines both quilts and kitchen for a repurposed hot pad. As a textile artist, I look at Anchal quilts not only as a gorgeous piece of artisanship but I also see the potential in the material. I have been itching to break out my scissors and sewing machine to transform the [...]
our anchal is becoming your anchal: meet the team in less than one week
In exactly one week, we will be going live through Google Plus to talk with you! Watch our Twitter and Facebook pages leading up to the event, and on the day of for the link to use to view the broadcast. You don’t need a G+ account to view the broadcast – you just need the [...]
Words to Inspire
Closing the Gap
“Why do we get stuck with old maid and spinster and men get to be bachelors and playboys?” – Miranda Hobbs, Sex and the City. I’ll see your question, Miranda, and raise you another: Why do we get stuck with lower paying jobs and men get to be paid more for the same profession? There [...]
The NEW ghar quilt is our favorite for your Father on his special day!
This weekend I smelled something that was hauntingly familiar, a smell I know all too well from my time in Mexico and India: burning trash. The smoky, caustic smell pierced my nostrils, filling my lungs intensely and suddenly, causing me to choke. I am currently studying at the University of Buenos Aires as [...]
you’ve been waiting for it…and here it is!
At Anchal, we are always looking to spread our message to a larger audience and to include more people in our mission to design change. While you can join our project by purchasing the artisan’s products, we have a new way… You can become an Anchal Advocate. We have been working tirelessly to develop this [...]
‘Leaning In’ is Way Harder Than it Looks…Which is Why You Should Do It
It’s graduation season, which coincidentally, is pretty appropriate for the topic of this blog post. Although I’m not graduating this year, and cannot even really be called a recent grad anymore, I’m still very much in the beginning stages of finding my way in “The Real World,” specifically navigating that pesky little thing called a [...]
Debbie Smyth is a young artist who works with needle and thread. Her work has the appearance of a sketch. Like the beginning stages of a painting an artist has mapped out. But no, her work is not done with ink or graphite, and what sets it apart is the fact that the thread is [...]
new spaces for new artisans
As we continue to provide more opportunities to an increased number of women, it has become necessary to find new workshop spaces. Not only have we grown in Ajmer, but a group of artisans are also meeting in Jaipur, bringing our number of artisans to 52 in the region. In a previous post written by [...]